I am a forest fire ecologist interested in the interplay between disturbance, climate, and forest management. Much of my work focuses on fire regimes of dry conifer forests of western North America, investigating spatial and temporal dynamics of wildfire, fuel treatments, tree mortality and regeneration, understory diversity, postfire ecology, and invasive species.
Education and Experience:
Currently: National Program Lead, Wildland Fire and Fuels Research Program, USDA Forest Service, Washington DC.
2018-2021: Research Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey, New Mexico Landscapes Field Station, Santa Fe NM
2016-2018: Postdoctoral researcher, UC Berkeley Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management (with Scott Stephens)
2014-2016: Postdoctoral researcher, UC Davis John Muir Institute of the Environment (with Malcolm North)
2009-2014: PhD with the UC Davis Graduate Group in Ecology (with Andrew Latimer)
2006-2008: MS with the University of Vermont Department of Plant Biology (with Brian Beckage)
Get in touch!
jens.stevens <at> usda.gov